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pauliface Mar 12, 2014 06:23 PM

So our upcoming itinerary has two empty slots.
What would you add there?
Does not need to be expensive, but if it is that's okay today.

Thursday Dinner -- Kaikaya by the Sea

Friday Dinner -- ?????

Saturday Lunch - Tofuya Ukai
Saturday Dinner - New York Bar

Sunday Dinner - Nagazumi

Monday Dinner - L'Atelier Joel Robuchon

Tuesday Dinner - Ishikawa

Wednesday Dinner - ?????

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    shakti2 RE: pauliface Mar 12, 2014 07:41 PM

    The new-ish Sushi Takumi Shingo in Minami-Aoyama is my current favourite if in Tokyo with a sushi-eating date and say 40,000 yen.

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      pauliface RE: shakti2 Mar 12, 2014 07:57 PM

      We were considering adding a sushi restaurant. We had heard good things about Sushi Yoshitake. But you prefer Takumi-Shingo?

      Do you have another non-sushi recommendation?

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        shevboyz RE: pauliface Mar 12, 2014 11:33 PM

        What about Ryugin or Jimbocho Den?
        Yakitori - Torishiki or Toriki?
        Ramen - Menya Ittou or Rokurinsha?

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          Gargle RE: pauliface Mar 13, 2014 03:23 AM

          Shingo is closed on Wednesdays now, so it'll only be an option for Friday.

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            pauliface RE: Gargle Mar 13, 2014 07:39 AM

            Gargle -- what might you recommend?

            BTW: Ryugin is off our list, and DEN is booked. :-)

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            shakti2 RE: pauliface Mar 15, 2014 09:27 AM

            Yes, I quite like the 'yotsuya sho' style of sushi as a an occasional change of pace from a regular series of nigiri, and the clincher at Shingo is a nice convivial room with a particularly hospitable host.

            Other recommendations : Maru or Nakamura, both located between Shibuya/ Omotesando, for a-la-carte washoku meal (I assume all your others will be set meals ?) or Code Kurkku in Yoyogi, for modern Italian with local ingredients.

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              pauliface RE: shakti2 Mar 15, 2014 09:51 AM

              Thanks so much! Nakamura and maru both sound very promising. Nakamura looks lively which is a plus.

              I will also look into Shingo as a replacement for yo shiitake... I. Found other chowhound post about it and it sounds unique and fascinating...

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                CaLBeaR1227 RE: pauliface Mar 15, 2014 01:22 PM

                If you are considering to try Sushisho style ... other than the one at Yotsuya, could consider trying Sushisho Masa in Roppongi ... equally friendly, pleasant experience, bigger pieces compare to yotsuya, and a lot more pieces.

                Yoshitake is good as well. The sauces he uses are interesting, uses mix vinegar shari, friendly, English speaking, but not as filling, and more expensive.

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                  shakti2 RE: pauliface Mar 15, 2014 11:38 PM

                  Happy to help ! Maru reliably has a properly-translated English version of its daily menu, specials included, if that's of relevance. Nakamura doesn't always, although the staff can usually sort something out if you know a bit of menu Japanese.

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            pauliface RE: pauliface Apr 12, 2014 04:29 PM

            We are in Tokyo now. So far, amazing!

            Sushi Tanuki Shingo: it's like going to the aquarium, except you get to eat everything! Seriously though, Tanuki-San is a delightful man, a complete maniac in the best way. He has deep knowledge and puts incredible thought into how he prepares each bite of each fish. He has a glowing, joyous presence. Unbelievably delicious, great variety, I give this place my highest rating.

            Thank you, shakti2, for recommending.

            Also, we went to Tofuya Ukai for lunch. Such a beautiful experience and lovely food. Like having an afternoon in Kyoto. This was my second time and it lived up to my memory and expectations...

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              shakti2 RE: pauliface Apr 18, 2014 09:39 PM

              Glad it's all working out !

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                pauliface RE: shakti2 Apr 21, 2014 12:15 PM

                Izakaya Nakumura Shibuya was also a winner!
                Great buzz/vibe/feel and every single thing we ordered was delicious.

                Thanks for the recommendation!

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